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Protect yourself against seasonal flu this winter.

Flu is an infectious illness which can spread rapidly; symptoms usually include fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles, cough and sore throat.

Anyone can get flu but it can be more serious for people aged 65 and over and for those with certain medical conditions. 

Please remember the flu jab is not a live vaccine and CANNOT give you flu. If you had the jab last year, you need to have it again this year.

Who is it for?

If you are aged 65 years and over before 31st March or in one of the listed at risk groups it is recommended that you have a flu jab. You could be at risk if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Stroke/TIA
  • COPD
  • Asthma (and taking inhaled steroids)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Weakened Immune system
  • Live in a long stay residential or nursing home
  • Pregnant

 

Also included

Are those who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. Note that you must be a registered carer with the practice for us to be able to vaccinate you

Had you Flu Immunisation?

Please let us know if you plan to have your flu immunisation privately, if you will be abroad during the winter months or if there is any other reason why you will not be responding to your invitation.

 
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